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Athletes, fans enjoy Closing Ceremony

Updated: August 29, 2004, 10:06 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Efharisto!

A nervous world learned the Greek word for thank you and repeated it endlessly at an astonishingly successful Athens Olympics that quelled fears, surprised skeptics and greatly honored the birthplace of the Games.

Efharisto, Athens, for architectural masterpieces of stadiums and arenas that showcased record performances. The fountain sprays, reflecting pools and soaring arches. The undulating, giant white Wall of Nations that caught the whispering wind, ...

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